Anatomy Of A Germany Road Trip Pt. III: Nuremberg

by farrah on April 5, 2013 · 14 comments

This is post III in a series.

I wasn’t expecting to love Nuremberg as much as I did. After the beat-down from all that snow, cold and wind in Munich- I was almost ready to just tell my husband we needed to go home. I was cold, the boys were getting sick… but there was this castle that we were supposedly staying in. I’d be a fool not to say ok- what the heck, and go check it out.

Props to my husband for planning Nuremberg this way- we left Munich and headed back in the direction of home which was also drier and sunnier. That all said- when we arrived in the hilly town with a castle and castle walls protecting its heart, I was not prepared. It’s not every day you see something so unlike anything you have ever seen in person before.

With that I will simply post my photos as there’s not much else my words can do. I loved Nuremberg and with it only a 4 hour drive away, I know we will be headed back at least once more. I can’t even imagine how incredible the Christmas market must be!

Flowers at the market


ย Sausages and pretzels


ย Beautiful architecture


To begin, we had to start at the fabulous Nuremberg Zoo. The fact that they had a dolphin and seal show made this one of our favorite zoo experiences to date.


And then… well. There’s just everything else about this magical city. The hills were pretty intense, and I’d be lying if my butt and thighs weren’t still a wee bit sore from pushing a heavy stroller back and forth!


THIS is the amazing castle hostel- brand ‘new’ even though the castle and its walls date back to the 1500s. We were blown away.


Don’t forget- full review of the hostels (and more photos) will be on Travel Mamas later this month. I promise you- if you’re in Nuremberg at all: You will WANT TO STAY HERE!

Three old men sharing a cuppa..


We loved Nuremberg- and I am so glad that we were able to see it together.

Last but not least- we visit the city of Bamberg on our final day. You will see how it inspired Walt Disney to create his own kingdom in my final post of our road trip across Germany.

Have you ever been to Nuremberg? What did you think?

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Leighann April 5, 2013 at 12:34 pm

The buildings are amazing. What a fantastic experience you’re giving your children


2 farrah April 5, 2013 at 5:13 pm

I hope so! Even if they just remember a snippet here or there I will be happy. Or at least enough so I can do the ‘When you were two we….’


3 Kim@Co-Pilot Mom April 5, 2013 at 1:01 pm

What amazing photos! It looks like such a beautiful city. The castle looks amazing. ๐Ÿ™‚


4 farrah April 5, 2013 at 5:14 pm

It was really interesting. My photos don’t do it justice. We just don’t have this kind of thing in the US- it’s humbling.


5 outlawmama April 5, 2013 at 5:08 pm

I wanna cuppa.


6 farrah April 5, 2013 at 5:14 pm

๐Ÿ™‚ They’re a chatty crew. And might spill their juice on you.


7 Kerstin April 6, 2013 at 6:35 pm

I’m so glad you loved it.
It is my hometown and even though I’ve been all over the world, it is still one of my favourites. (P.S. – Vienna is a close second)
Love your pictures, brought back so many good memories. Sigh.


8 farrah April 8, 2013 at 8:55 am

It was gorgeous! I did- I loved everything about it… even the hills ๐Ÿ™‚


9 Jen April 7, 2013 at 2:19 pm

I was just telling my husband yesterday that I miss European architecture, just the feeling of grandeur and elegance you get from what are simply every day buildings. Instead I have to make do with strip malls and big box stores…


10 farrah April 8, 2013 at 8:55 am

I know it. I talked to my husband about that last night and we’re not even back yet. I’m already worrying ๐Ÿ™


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